Is it possible that there is a tampon that got forgotten inside?
Have your periods otherwise been quite regular? Thank you.
If there is a forgotten tampon, you'll usually be able to tell by putting a finger way up inside. If you or your partner can feel it, it's usually possible to work it out with a finger. If not, it's easy for a doctor to use a speculum and grasp it with a forceps. The worst vaginal odors can come from forgotten tampons. Once it's removed, the odor disappears.
As far as a change in your periods, that is common during the 30's and 40's. It may be the first step toward menopause, but the actual ending of your periods is likely many years away. As long as your periods are fairly regular, you don't need to worry or see a doctor.
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